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Posted on: April 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Wadsworth Traffic Crash

On April 25, 2020, at approximately 7:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of Wadsworth Road and Delany Road in Wadsworth for a traffic crash with injuries.  When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with extensive damage.

Sheriff’s deputies determined the vehicle was occupied by only the male driver, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Preliminary investigation shows the Pontiac was traveling westbound on Wadsworth Road approaching Delany Road, at a high rate of speed.  The driver of the Pontiac lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway to the north.  The Pontiac likely rolled before striking a traffic signal pole at the intersection.  Due to the speed, the Pontiac wrapped around the traffic signal.  

The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and have scheduled an autopsy for the driver on Monday.

The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.  

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